Vegan Potato Masala – Instant Pot or Stovetop Recipe

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I am super excited to share this Instant Pot Vegan Potato Masala recipe with you! The warming Indian spices pair oh-so perfectly with potatoes, which makes this oil-free plant based recipe super satisfying for the taste buds and filling too!

instant pot potato masala

This vegan recipe takes only 25 minutes with an Instant Pot, even counting the wait for the pressure to build up. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, worry not! You can easily Potato Masalas on the stove top in a deep skillet with a lid – just make sure to stir frequently to prevent sticking. 

I love this plant based Potato Masala because it is…

  • Super flavorful!
  • Comforting
  • Wholesome
  • Ready in less than 30 minutes
  • Meal-prep friendly

I hope you love it too!

instant pot vegan potato masala

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Vegan Potato Masala – Instant Pot or Stovetop Recipe

instant pot vegan potato masala

Vegan Potato Masala is a quick and delicious plant based recipe that is great for dinner or a weekly meal prep. Ready in under 30 minutes so you can spend more time on the important things!

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time25 min


    • 5-6 medium potatoes, peeled & cut into 1 to 2-inch pieces
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1/2-inch ginger, grated or minced
    • 1 tsp Garam Masala
    • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
    • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
    • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • Pinch of cayenne (optional)
    • 3/4 tsp salt
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro + extra for garnish


    Preparing the spices


    Add all the ingredients to the Instant Pot. Switch the settings to cook manually on high pressure for 4 minutes with the valve in the sealed position. 


    Quick release the pressure. Once the pressure is fully released, open the lid and gently mix in the cilantro. 


    Serve with extra cilantro as a garnish. This Potato Masala is great with warmed vegan Naan bread too!

    I hope you enjoy this quick and easy vegan Instant Pot Potato Masala. Let me know if you tried it out by tagging me in your post or commenting below =] 

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